News and Reports for October 8

Boardman Comes Back

   Chris Boardman lines up in the Merseyside Wheelers' Invitation TT. It
will be run over a 28-mile course in the Delamere Forest area of Cheshire.
Boardman plans on it being an easy ride. He said: "It's just a run-out. I
know the course and it will be dodgy if it rains, so I just want to get
   Boardman will be using the Merseyside event as training for the
Milan-Turin and Tour of Piedmont events in Italy on 17 and 19 October 95.
Also see Specific World Championship Reports

Ironman Triathlon

   Mark Allen won his sixth Ironman Triathlon World Championship today
(Saturday), finishing the 140.6-mile competition in an unofficial 8 hours,
20 minutes and 35 seconds. Thomas Hellriegel, 24, of Germany, finished
second in 8:22:59. Rainer Mueller, 28, of Germany, was third in 8:25:24,
followed by 1994 champion Greg Welch of Australia in 8:29:14, and Ken Glah,
31, of West Chester, Pa., in 8:30:39.
   Karen Smyers of Lincoln, Mass., USA, won the women's title in 9:16:41.
Smyers passed seven-time winner Paula Newby-Fraser of Encinitas, Calif.,
USA, who collapsed about 300 yards from the finish line.